Meet Our Team

At The Breast Center -- Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, our multidisciplinary team is nationally renowned for providing the most sophisticated diagnostic and medical technologies, surgical removal of benign and malignant tumors, customized systemic and radiation treatments, breast reconstruction, and supportive and palliative care for even the most complex cases.

The multidisciplinary team at The Breast Center is comprised of some of the best specialists in the world. We have radiologists specializing in breast imaging, breast surgeons, plastic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, physical therapists, chaplains, genetic counselors, and nurses working together to help our patients get, and stay, closer to being free from cancer. All we do, every day, is evaluate and manage diseases of the breast; we do not focus on any other organ system. This specialization results in a wealth of experience, and we are additionally fortunate to have some of the most nationally renowned and respected specialists dedicated to providing quality care to our patients. This team meets every week to discuss all new and complex cases to create the most optimal treatment approach for every patient.

Our surgeons specialize exclusively in breast surgery. They are highly skilled in the latest techniques of oncoplastic surgery, which is skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy so that patients can have a more natural reconstructive surgery to recreate, as closely as possible, their natural breasts.  

As faculty of the prestigious Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery, our surgeons are leaders in their fields of practice and research; they are dedicated to providing compassionate, superlative care for patients and are committed to advancing medical knowledge to treat breast cancer, to improve the quality of life for those living with breast cancer, and, ultimately, to eliminate breast cancer.

Our Core Surgical Oncology Team

Anees Chagpar, MD, MSc, MA, MPH, FRCS(C), FACS
Nina Horowitz, MD, FACS
Brigid Killelea, MD, MPH
Donald Lannin, MD

Our Multidisciplinary Team

Medical Oncology
Radiation Oncology
Pathology
Genetics
Imaging
Plastic Surgery
Psycho-oncology
Social Work
Nursing/Allied
Outreach
Resource Center  
Physical Therapy/Rehab
Complementary Therapy
Palliative Care